LOS ANGELES – A Gardena business is alleged to have failed to provide compliant parking for customers with disabilities.
Robert Sanchez filed a complaint on April 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Tonerland, Tonerland LLC and Charles Pearlman citing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff has physical disabilities, often uses a cane and has a disabled parking placard. He alleges he visited the defendants' business in March and that the parking lot denied him full and equal access to the property because there were no signs indicating handicap parking.
The plaintiff holds Tonerland, Tonerland LLC and Pearlman responsible because the defendants allegedly violated their duty to provide safe, convenient and accessible facilities to disabled customers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks relief against the defendants, injunctive relief, award actual damages and statutory minimum of $4,000, attorney's fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Faud Haghighi in Santa Ana.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-02666